film Broken on All Sides May 20
Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:09 PM
I will be attending this film at the MSU-Detroit Center On Monday May 20 at 6:30 pm. The film and parking are free! We will probably do dinner afterwards. Please let me know if you are interested in going.
BROkEN ON ALL SiDES:
Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S. Mass incarceration has emerged
as America’s new caste system. Discretion within the system allows for targeting people of color at disproportionately high rates and collateral consequences of criminal records allow for legalized discrimination in nearly every aspect of citizenship. This is a compelling documentary addressing racial inequities within our criminal justice system and its devastating collateral consequences. Jim Crow was crushed by a multi- racial movement. But almost every form of discrimination against African Americans that was defeated by the Civil Rights Movement is alive today and perfectly legal when applied to “criminals.”
This film centers on Michelle Alexander’s theories from her ground breaking book, “The New Jim Crow.” While this film is clear-eyed in its assessment of the many obstacles to change, it is a compelling call to action.
"The Four Agreements: Be Impeccable With Your Word, Don't Take Anything Personally, Don't Make Assumptions, Always Do Your Best" - Toltec Wisdom
"Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten." -Cree Prophecy